GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Edgar Renteria hit his first home run since Game 5 of the World Series, leading a Cincinnati Reds split-squad to a 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Reds starter Johnny Cueto left his outing early for the second straight game. He was scheduled to throw 50-60 pitches, or four to five innings, but only went an inning. He left his last start with tightness in his right forearm and biceps.
Renteria, the World Series MVP, connected off John Maine, who also gave up a home run to Jeremy Hermida. Hermida is trying to win a roster spot after signing a minor league contract.
Maine allowed five runs — one earned — in three innings. Maine allowed four hits and walked two.